Back without missing a beat, Michael Klein reports that Stephen Starr will open his Society Hill pizzeria project, named Pizzeria Stella, next Tuesday, September 29th. Klein got a behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday, which included a sneak preview of the 12-pizza menu.
Note: there will, in fact, be a clam pie.
As for the question as to who will be overseeing the kitchen, Klein reports that "the search for a pizzaiolo seems to have been suspended" and that Starr culinary director Chris Painter and Stella chef Shane Solomon (previously of Washington Square) are in charge.
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